Short-Term Iran Nuclear Deal Struck

By: Monday November 25, 2013 5:31 am

After decades of hostility the governments of the United States and Iran were able to reach a short term deal on increased monitoring of Iran’s nuclear development in exchange for the United States and its partners relaxing some economic sanctions. The deal between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the so called P5+1 (the United [...]

Iran And UN Strike Deal For Increased Monitoring Of Nuclear Sites

By: Tuesday November 12, 2013 5:59 am

Yesterday the Iranian government and the UN based IAEA reached an agreement to increase monitoring of Iran’s nuclear sites. The deal comes amidst talks between Iran, the United States and other nations concerning a possible agreement that would help rollback sanctions placed on the country for allegedly pursuing nuclear weapons. The framework would give IAEA [...]

Conflicting Reports On Who Knew About NSA Spying Program

By: Tuesday October 29, 2013 8:20 am

On the heels of protests in Washington over an out of control surveillance state came a batch of new stories on NSA spying abroad. Spain and now Italy have been added to the list of friendly nations and governments the NSA spied on. One aspect of the controversy that remains unresolved is whether President Obama [...]

NSA Spying Scandal Spreads To Spain

By: Monday October 28, 2013 5:56 am

As representatives of the European Union meet with American officials today to discuss reports of NSA spying in France and Germany, another country may want to shortly send a representative. According to Spanish newspaper El Mundo, the NSA spied on 60 million Spanish phone calls in one month. This could get awkward. The U.S. National [...]

Countries Turn To United Nations To Restrain NSA

By: Friday October 25, 2013 7:36 am

After news broke that the US government was monitoring the calls of at least 35 world leaders, many of whom were allies, the question of restraining US spying power became a pressing international issue. Aggrieved countries such as Brazil and Germany are now even turning to the United Nations to rein in the NSA. Both [...]

NSA Spying Scandal Causes Uproar In France and Mexico

By: Monday October 21, 2013 10:43 am

The NSA spying scandal is causing an uproar in capitals around the world as revelations surface that the US intelligence agency has been spying on citizens of friendly countries in France and Mexico. In France the US ambassador was summoned to explain why French telephone data was recorded by the NSA between December and January [...]

Syria Accepts Russian Proposal To Give Up Chemical Weapons

By: Tuesday September 10, 2013 5:55 am

After Secretary of State Kerry made a “rhetorical argument” in which he said Assad had a week to turn over his chemical weapons or face attack, the Russian government responded by offering a proposal to Syria that to avoid attack they put their chemical weapons under international control. Syria has now accepted the Russian proposal.

We Don’t Have an American Foreign Policy Debate

By: Tuesday October 23, 2012 7:03 am

Here’s what the 1972 candidate for President, the late George McGovern, said on the Senate floor in 1970, during the debate over the McGovern-Hatfield Amendment to End the War in Vietnam: Every senator in this chamber is partly responsible for sending 50,000 young Americans to an early grave. This chamber reeks of blood. Every Senator [...]

Germany Seeks to Strip National Sovereignty from Eurozone Members

By: Wednesday October 17, 2012 1:27 pm

The EU will hold one of its regular summits, and the participants are all patting themselves on the back because they don’t believe they have an immediate near-term crisis to deal with. Except they do. That crisis isn’t about whether or not Spain will accept a bailout (the Spanish government is reluctant, because they would [...]

France Calls for Top Marginal Tax Rate of 75%

By: Friday September 28, 2012 10:47 am

France has announced a massive redistributive tax program which would send the top tax rate soaring and increase taxes broadly on the top 10% of society. French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has said that nine out of 10 citizens will not see their income taxes rise in the new budget. He has confirmed that there [...]

Rich Place Propaganda in NYT Reacting to France’s Proposal for High Marginal Tax Rate

By: Wednesday August 8, 2012 1:04 pm

One thing I think we can all take away from Mitt Romney’s travails with his tax returns is that rich people hate to pay taxes, and that they will try as hard as they can to prevent such payment. This is proven also by the wailing you might hear coming from “les Riches” in France, [...]

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